The Future Looks Bright

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Published: 11/06/2012

The federal government is launching a research initiative on technology that eventually could have a very positive impact on the hospitality industry.

The Obama administration last month announced it would begin examining the feasibility of cars that drive themselves. According to the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automated vehicles are the next “evolutionary step” in car technology. Such cars could save thousands of lives each year, said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland, since about 90 percent of all auto accidents are the result of human error.